Happy Earth Day!

Piccadilly Puppets has two great shows with an environmental theme:

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Mother Nature with Katy Butterfly from Butterfly Ballad

Butterfly Ballad teaches the kids about the life cycle of the butterfly though the antics of Katy & Kevin Caterpillar, who become Monarch butterflies. Mother Nature narrates the story and asks the kids how they can help her take care of nature. We will be performing this show at the UWG Sustainability Expo at the Carrollton Amphitheater on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 pm. We also have a lot of school performances of this show this month.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories teaches the importance of water to all cultures though folk tales from Australia and the Muscogee people, and includes a shadow puppet dramatization of the water cycle. It concludes with a fun song, “Everybody needs a little water!”

Summer Puppet Shows!

Here are the public performances by Piccadilly Puppets in June:

Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30am  Cherokee Tales    FREE                                                          Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library,                                           9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek   (770)360-8822

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                          Harris County Public Library, 138 N. College St. Hamilton, GA (706)628-4685

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                           LaGrange Public Library  115 Alford St. LaGrange, GA (706)822-7784

Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm  Butterfly Ballad at the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, with a butterfly release and lots of other activities!                                        Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA  (770)992-2055 http://chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival/

Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 am  Imagination Station  FREE                                               Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                                                                      1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA (404)885-7830

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm  Wish Tales   FREE                                                            Decatur Branch, Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA

 

 

Puppets in Hapeville & Gainesville in May

Saturday, May 9  Hapeville Makers Market

Cherokee Tales will be at 10:30 am in the Hapeville Train Depot. FREE!         Recommended for ages 3-10.

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Saturday, May 16 Rubber Duck Derby

DD Logo.new.12.taglineThe 17th Annual Rubber Duck Derby benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. We will be at this event all day! Come by our tent to see a puppet demonstration, try out a puppet, or make a paper bag puppet. You won’t want to miss the race! Watch 20,000 rubber ducks race to the finish to win great prizes for their adoptive parents – including YOU, if you choose. Piccadilly Puppets is proud to support this event. 10:00am-4:00pm at Clark’s Bridge Park. FREE!

http://rubberduckderby.com/5Kdashandderby.html

Piccadilly Puppets’ Show to Benefit Children’s Healthcare

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Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 am

Landmark Diner – Buckhead, Side Door Lounge

3652 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

Piccadilly Puppets presents Once Upon. a Time in China, an enchanting Chinese tale that teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and must find someone to take over his duties. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially honest. How will he find just the right boy? All proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Recommended for ages 3-10.

Tickets $10

Reservations are helpful, but not requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/piccadilly-puppets-show-to-benefit-choa-tickets-10089825941

 Why not have lunch at the Landmark diner before the show? A great place for families!

 Contact information:

(404)636-0022      piccadillypuppets@earthlink.net

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a puppet show in Fairburn!

We will be performing Wish Tales at the Fairburn Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library on Wednesday, December 31 at 11:00 am. Even if your child likes to make New Year’s Resolutions for better habits or behaviour, they still might need to learn the lesson of the Knee-High Man, that he is fine just the way he is. The show also tells the stories of the Frog Prince and the Little Orphan Animal.                                                                         60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213  (770)306-3138

No, we're not doing "Frozen"! This is the Princess from "Wish Tales" in the snow in January 2014.
No, we’re not doing “Frozen”! This is the Princess from “Wish Tales” in the snow in January 2014.

Funding for this show is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

 

 

 

 

 

Ga Gives Day, & a Show in Alpharetta!

Two exciting events this week: Ga Gives Day, and a public performance Saturday morning, November 15. Read on for more info!

November 13 is Ga Gives Day!

Give to your favorite Nonprofits in Georgia!
Give to your favorite Nonprofits in Georgia!

GA Gives Day is a special 24 hour online giving event and Piccadilly Puppets is a proud participant. Check out our profile below and donate to the cause today. Although we spotlight one day to promote our causes, you don’t have to wait until the 13th – and you can continue to make a contribution after the big day has come and gone! Click if You Care.  https://www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/piccadillypuppets

If you have already donated, thank you! Please share our profile with everyone you know. Like GA Gives Day on Facebook.com/gagives and follow the movement on Twitter @GAgives

Cherokee Tales at Off Broadway Dance Theatre on Saturday morning, November 15

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Off Broadway Dance Theatre                                     12350 Crabapple Rd. Alpharetta, GA  30004

10:00 am     (770)664-2410 

Tickets $7

Part of the Little Starz Series!

Time for Dragon Boats in Peachtree City again!

Saturday, September 27 at Lake McIntosh (new location)

A dragon boat competes at the festival in 2013
A dragon boat competes at the festival in 2013

The International Festival lasts from 9-5 with entertainment, boat races and food. We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 1:15.

For more info: http://ptcdragonboats.org/

Celebrate Freedom on August 30!

Piccadilly Puppets will be performing three shows and holding puppet-making workshops all day at Jim R Miller Park as part of Celebrate Freedom. This free festival sponsored by 104.7 The Fish features performances by some top Christian artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North and Britt Nichole. There are also rides, bounce houses and other activities for children.

Artist line-up, directions, etc.:  http://celebratefreedomatlanta.com/

Information on children’s area: http://celebratefreedomatlanta.com/features/

 

July shows

We have several FREE library shows in July, from Johns Creek to Lovejoy. Come out and enjoy a puppet show!

Butterfly Ballad   Tuesday,  July 15  10:30 am  Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton County Library (Midtown),  1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA   404-885-7830

Wish Tales   Thursday,  July 17  10:00 am  Lovejoy Branch, Clayton County Public Library 1721 McDonough Rd., Hampton, GA  (770) 472-8129

Splish, Splash: Water Stories  Monday, July 28  6:30 pm  NE Spruill Oaks Branch,  Atlanta-Fulton County Library,  9560 Spruill Rd., Johns Creek, GA    770-360-8820

Piccadilly Puppets are in Buckhaven Lifestyle

Piccadilly Puppets are in Buckhaven Lifestyle

Buckhaven Lifestyle is a monthly magazine for residents of Buckhead and Brookhaven. The March issue focuses on Arts and Culture, and has a lovely article about Piccadilly Puppets. Look for it on page 24, entitled “Lions and Tigers and Puppets, Oh My!” (my computer calls it page 25).